The community of Lake Odessa comes alive this week with the annual fair. The 84th Lake Odessa Fair Grand Parade officially opens the event at 6pm, Wednesday, June 27th. Lynda Gayle Cobb is being honored by the Lake Odessa Historical Society as the Grand Marshall of this years parade that will travel through the downtown district to the fairgrounds at the north end of the village.
Billed as the "Little Fair with Big Fun", Lake Odessa has incorporated some unique activities and events into the annual event such as a dodgeball tournament, volleyball action, human fooseball, a BB-gun range, and the “Lake Odessa PickleBowl" tournament to support the new pickleball court project, recognizing that pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America.
The carnival returns to the fair after an absence last year with the Family Fun Tyme Amusements midway. Youth and adult exhibits, horse shows and livestock exhibits are back as is the petting zoo, Lake Odessa firemens barbeque on Saturday and Beer Barn.
Saturday will feature two new events… a free all-day music festival for everyone, and a comedy show for adults at the grandstand. Other grandstand events include a motorcycle stunt show, horse pulls, moto-cross, and demolition derby.
Fireworks will be held at the fairgrounds Sunday night at 10:30pm.